David A. Grimes, M.D.
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Dr. Grimes' Recent Books

Every Third Woman in America: How Legal Abortion Transformed Our Nation


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   This new book (2014) tells the forgotten story of the transition from the back alley to safe care after Roe v. Wade was enacted in 1973.  The legalization of abortion resulted in prompt and dramatic health improvements for women, children, and families.  However, an entire generation of Americans has grown up unaware of the tragedies of back-alley abortions.  Current attacks on safe, legal abortion at the state level are designed to return women to those desperate, dangerous days before abortion was legalized.

    One of the world's leading abortion scholars, Dr. Grimes chronicles the public-health story of legal abortion in America and the harms women face at the mercy of state laws restricting access to care.  He shares the stories of his patients seeking abortion and how they and their families benefited.

    Dr. Grimes brings readers inside the complex legal and medical realities of abortion and how access to safe, legal abortion procedures is crucial for the health of Americans.


The Lancet Handbook of Essential Concepts in Clinical Research

 With his colleague Kenneth Schulz, Ph.D., Dr. Grimes published this user-friendly introduction to clinical research in 2006.  Small enough to fit in a coat pocket and with a plastic cover for durability, this small text provides an overview of contemporary clinical research, with an emphasis on randomized controlled trials.  It distills over two decades of teaching research methods to young physicians.


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Management of unintended and abnormal pregnancy: comprehensive abortion care

Dr. Grimes is an editor and chapter author of the recently published National Abortion Federation text on abortion.



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